Pokemon names as word-games – pt. IV


Source: Bulbapedia

 

Note: I omitted the Pokemon whose names do not constitute word-games in English.

Pt. IV – Sinnoh

#387 Turtwig – turtle & twig, obviously

#388 Grotle – grove & turtle

#389 Torterra – tortoise & terra (Lat. Earth) or terrapin

#390 Chimchar – chimp & char or charcoal

#391 Monferno – monkey & inferno

#392 Infernape – inferno or infernal & ape, obviously

#393 Piplup – pip & plop (the sound of a raindrop)

#394 Prinplup – prince & plop/plup (the sound of a raindrop)

#395 Empoleon – Emperor & Napoleon

#396 Starly – starling

#397 Staravia – starling & avian

#398 Staraptor – starling & raptor

#399 Bidoof – beaver & doofus or tooth

#400 Bibarel – beaver & barrel

#401 Kricketot – cricket & tot, obviously

#402 Kricketune – cricket & tune, obviously

#403 Shinx – shine or shock & lynx or Sphinx

#404 Luxio – lux (Lat. Light) & leo (Lat. Lion), possibly a play on Luxor

#405 Luxray – lux (Lat. Light) & x-ray, obviously

#406 Budew – bud & dew, obviously

#407 Roserade – rose & masquerade

#408 Cranidos – cranium & -dos (dinosaur name ending)

#409 Rampardos – ram or rampage or rampart & -dos (dinosaur name ending)

#410 Shieldon – shield & -don (teeth)

#411 Bastiodon – bastion & -don (teeth)

#412 Burmy – bag & wormy

#413 Wormadam – worm & madam, obviously

#414 Mothim – moth & him, obviously

#415 Combee – honeycomb or combination & bee

#416 Vespiquen – vespa (Lat. Bee) & queen

#419 Floatzel – float & weasel

#420 Cherubi – cherry & cherubic, possibly also ruby

#421 Cherrim – cherry & cherubim or blossom

#422 Shellos – shell & lost

#423 Gastrodon – gastropod (nails & slugs) & -don (teeth) or don (Sp. Lord)

#424 Ambipom – ambidextrous & palm or pom-pon (see Aipom, Pt. II, #190)

#425 Drifloon – drift & balloon

#426 Drifblim – drift & blimp, obviously

#427 Buneary – bunny & ear

#428 Lopunny – lop & bunny

#429 Mismagius – mischief & magus

#430 Honchkrow – honcho (boss) & crow

#431 Glameow – glamorous & meow

#432 Purugly – purr & ugly, obviously

#433 Chingling – jingling or youngling

#434 Stunky – skunk & stinky

#435 Skuntank – skunk & tank

#436 Bronzor – bronze & mirror

#437 Bronzong – bronze & gong or dong (the sound of a bell)

#438 Bonsly – bonsai & sly

#439 Mime Jr. – mime

#440 Happiny – happy & tiny, obviously

#441 Chatot – chat & parrot

#442 Spiritomb – spirit & tomb, obviously

#443 Gible – ground & nibble, possibly gobble

#444 Gabite – garpike (type of fish) or guard & bite

#445 Garchomp – garpike (type of fish) or guard & chomp

#446 Munchlax – munch & lax or relax

#448 Lucario – Lupaster (a species of Egyptian jackal) & oracle or Cairo

#449 Hippopotas – hippopotamus

#450 Hippowdon – hippopotamus & power or powder & -don (teeth) or don (Sp. Lord)

#451 Scorupi – scorpion

#452 Drapion – dragon or drastic or Dracula & scorpion

#453 Croagunk – croak & gunk, obviously

#454 Toxicroak – toxic & croak, obviously

#455 Carnivine – carnivore & vine, obviously

#456 Finneon – fin & neon, obviously

#457 Lumineon – luminous & neon, possibly also a play on limnon (a type of fish)

#458 Mantyke – manta & tyke, obviously

#459 Snover – snow & cover or clover, possibly also a play on “snowed over”

#460 Abomasnow – “Abominable Snowman” (yeti)

#461 Weavile – weasel & vile

#462 Magnezone – “magnetic zone”

#463 Lickilicky – lick, obviously

#464 Rhyperior – rhino & superior, obviously

#465 Tangrowth – tangle & growth, obviously

#466 Electivire – electric & wire, obviously

#467 Magmortar – magma & mortar, obviously

#470 Leafeon – leaf & -eon, “evolution”

#471 Glaceon – glacier & -eon, “evolution”

#472 Gliscor – glide & scorpion

#473 Mamoswine – mammoth & swine

#474 Porygon-Z – polygon & origami; various theories on “Z” abound

#475 Gallade – gallant & blade, possibly a play on Galahad or gladiator

#476 Probopass – proboscis & compass

#477 Dusknoir – dusk & noir (Fr. Black), obviously

#478 Froslass – frost & lass, obviously

#479 Rotom – motor backwards

#480 Uxie – you & pixie

#481 Mesprit – me & sprite or esprit (Fr. Spirit)

#482 Azelf – azure or us & elf

#483 Dialga – diamond or dia (Gr. Through) or dia (Sp. Day) & dragon

#485 Heatran – heat & transfer

#486 Regigigas – Regis (Lat. King) & gigas (giant)

#487 Giratina – guillotine or girasol (red opal) or girare (It. Wander)

#488 Cresselia – crescent & Selene

#489 Phione – clione (sea angels)

#490 Manaphy – mana & fairy

#491 Darkrai – dark & kurai (Jap. Dark)

#492 Shaymin – shay & vitamin, possibly a play on shaman or Shamayin (Heb. Heaven)

#493 Arceus – arch or archaic or arc & deus or Zeus; possibly also arcane or aureus (Lat. Golden); or Zeus & Ra backwards

————————————————————————————————————————————–

Part I

Part II

Part III

Dodaj komentarz

Filed under English, Essay, Lists

Skomentuj

Wprowadź swoje dane lub kliknij jedną z tych ikon, aby się zalogować:

Logo WordPress.com

Komentujesz korzystając z konta WordPress.com. Log Out / Zmień )

Zdjęcie z Twittera

Komentujesz korzystając z konta Twitter. Log Out / Zmień )

Facebook photo

Komentujesz korzystając z konta Facebook. Log Out / Zmień )

Google+ photo

Komentujesz korzystając z konta Google+. Log Out / Zmień )

Connecting to %s